The Overcoming Obstacles Handbook – Kingston, ON edition

Whether it’s physical, financial, professional or psychological, everybody goes through tough times in their lives. Lifestyle Citizens’ founder Josh Martin was 28 years old when he experienced his biggest challenge yet: an aggressive form of leukemia. Inspired by his journey, the Overcoming Obstacles Handbook is a free collection of real-life stories, practical advice and local resources in the Kingston area geared at helping people who are facing adversity.

Scroll below to download your FREE copy and to find local resources.

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    Community Resources in the Kingston area

    One of the most important lessons Josh learned from his health crisis was the importance of community. Whether it was accessing peer support programs, using the Cancer Society’s shuttle service to get to appointments or tapping into educational materials from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, community resources played a big role in his success.

    Whatever obstacle you face in life — personally, professionally or otherwise — be sure to consider the resources available in your community. Fortunately, the Kingston area boasts all kinds of organizations and programs focused on helping folks overcome a variety of obstacles.

    Below, you’ll find information about some of them. This listing is by no means exhaustive, but it will hopefully give you a flavour of the kinds of resources available in your own backyard.

    Mental health

    Canadian Mental Health Association – Kingston
    https://cmhakingston.com/

    Addiction and Mental Health Services – Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (AMHS-KFLA)
    https://www.amhs-kfla.ca/
    24-hour crisis line: 613-544-4229

    Directory of mental health community resources
    (Kingston General Hospital)
    http://www.kgh.on.ca/mental-health-care/community-resources

    Kingston Family Health Team – Mental Health
    https://www.kfhn.ca/programs-services/mental-health1/

    Adult Mental Health Program
    (Hotel Dieu Hospital)
    http://www.hoteldieu.com/programs-and-departments/adult-mental-health-program

    Maltby Centre
    (mental health services for children and youth)
    https://maltbycentre.ca/

    Resolve Counselling Services Canada
    https://resolvecounselling.org/

    Local therapists
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/on/kingston

    Depression counselling
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/depression/on/kingston

    Anxiety counselling
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/anxiety/on/kingston

    Grief counselling
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/grief/on/kingston

    Bereaved Families of Ontario – Kingston
    http://bfo-kingston.ca/

    Grief and bereavement support
    (Hospice Kingston)
    http://www.hospicekingston.ca/caregivers-families/grief-and-bereavement-support

    Physical health

    Find a local physiotherapist
    https://opa.on.ca/physiotherapists/

    Alzheimer Society – Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington
    https://alzheimer.ca/en/kfla

    Canadian Cancer Society
    FLA & The Waterways Community Office
    http://www.cancer.ca/en/about-us/contact-us/fla-and-the-waterways-on/?region=on

    Heart & Stroke Foundation – Kingston office
    720 Progress Ave, Kingston
    https://www.heartandstroke.ca/

    Services for seniors
    (City of Kingston)
    https://www.cityofkingston.ca/resident/seniors

    Seniors Association of Kingston Region
    https://seniorskingston.ca/

    VON Canada
    (home care, personal support and health services)
    http://www.von.ca/en/site/kingston

    Families and individuals

    Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington
    http://www.facsfla.ca/

    The Salvation Army – Community & Family Services
    http://www.sacfs.ca/
    Resolve Counselling Services
    https://resolvecounselling.org/

    Family Resource Centre
    (AMHS-KFLA)
    https://www.amhs-kfla.ca/services/family-resource-centre/

    Local childcare options
    https://www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/community-services/childcare

    Local divorce therapists
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/divorce/on/kingston

    Community Services
    (City of Kingston)
    https://www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/community-services

    Local community centers and facilities
    https://www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/recreation/facilities/community

    Community programs
    (KFL&A Public Health)
    https://www.kflaph.ca/en/healthy-living/Community-Programs.aspx

    YMCA of Kingston
    https://www.kingston.ymca.ca/

    Home Base Housing
    (supportive housing and housing-related services in Kingston)
    http://kingstonhomebase.ca/

    Crisis support and shelters

    Dawn House Women’s Shelter
    http://www.dawnhouse.net/

    Kingston Youth Shelter
    http://www.kingstonyouthshelter.com/

    Kingston Interval House
    (support for women and children in crisis)
    http://kingstonintervalhouse.com/
    1 (800) 267-9445

    Homeless services
    (City of Kingston)
    https://www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/community-services/housing/homeless

    Employment and financial

    Kingston Literacy & Skills (KL&S)
    https://klandskills.ca

    Credit Counselling Society – Kingston
    https://www.nomoredebts.org/canada/ontario/kingston/credit-counselling.html

    KEYS Job Centre
    (employment services and counselling)
    http://keys.ca/

    ReStart
    (employment services in Kingston)
    http://www.restartnow.ca/

    CareerJoy Coaching
    https://www.careerjoy.com/maps/kingston/

    Kingston career guidance counsellors
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/career-guidance/on/kingston

    New Canadians

    Immigrant services
    Kingston Community Health Centre
    http://www.kchc.ca/immigrant-services/

    Immigrant services at KEYS Job Centre
    http://www.keys.ca/content/immigrants/services.php

    Helpful information for newcomers to Kingston
    https://www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/new-to-kingston

    Kingston Immigration Partnership (KIP)
    https://kipcouncil.ca/

    Want to help others in your community overcome obstacles? Here are some local opportunities to consider:

    Volunteer Centre
    (local volunteer opportunities)
    https://www.unitedwaykfla.ca/volunteer-centre/

    Volunteer opportunities with the City of Kingston
    https://www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/recreation/programs/other/volunteers

    Blood donor clinics
    (search “Kingston” for nearby clinics)
    https://blood.ca

    Habitat for Humanity – Kingston Limestone Region
    https://habitatkingston.com/

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington
    https://kingston.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/

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